SF Sketchfest Day 9: Michael Showalter, David Wain and Michael Ian Black Welcomed Friends Old and New to the Stella Stage

Michael Showalter, David Wain and Michael Ian Black onstage at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre. Photo: Steve Agee

On Friday, January 31, Stella & Friends returned to the SF Sketchfest stage. David Wain and the Michaels reminisced, hosting guests performances by Steve Agee, Dan St. Germain, Todd Glass, Janine Brito, Brendon Walsh and Andy Kindler.

SF Sketchest Day 8: Comedy Nerds Get Even Nerdier at Nightlife at the Academy of Science

Crowds in the African Hall enjoy Roderick on the Line. Photo by Tommy Lau.

SF Sketchfest returned to the California Academy of Sciences to host Comedy Nightlife Thursday. Comedians filled the various venues and treated revelers to all brands of comedy. You’re the Expert kicked off the night, followed by Roderick on the Line, in the African Hall, which weighed in on the cultural transformation happening in San Francisco. Dork Forest with Jackie Kashian taped a live episode with guests Ron Funches, Todd Glass and SF Sketchfest’s own Janet Varney. Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction kicked off it’s first of three shows with SF Sketchfest to a packed house in the Forum, with a science fiction edition too filthy to quote. Stand up comedians packed the piazza and as always, Claude, stole the show.

SF SKETCHFEST STAFF PICKS: Jaime Galli, Marketing Consultant

Still combing the program for this year’s not-to-miss shows? To help you out, we’ve asked staff to share their picks for this year’s fest. 

Meet Jaime Galli, SF Sketchfest’s Marketing Consultant. Jaime also hails from the Inner Richmond. She’s a lover of marketing, arts & culture, design, and a retired part-time rodeo cowgirl.

# of SF Sketchfests you’ve worked: This is my first!

Show/Shows you’re most excited for this year: Alison Brie, A Salute to “Bored To Death” and Singin’ and Pingin’.

Why:  Alison Brie: The only way I can endorse the resurrection of Hall and Oates songs is when it’s being done by these adorable & talented ladies. Also, ”Bored to Death” because of that silver fox, Ted Danson, and Singin’ and Pingin’ because it’s a karaoke dance party…need I say more??

Favorite SF Sketchfest memory: Last year’s Princess concert

On her staff photo: I read that overalls were making a comeback, could be the most exciting news of 2014!

In honor SF Sketchfest turning 13, Jaime at 13.


Monday Happy Hour Comedy performers and Staff/ARTIST Cara Tramontano!

SF Sketchfest congratulates our own Box Office Manager extraordinaire Cara Tramontano, for her awesome performance at Monday Happy Hour Comedy! This Wednesday edition of Monday Happy Hour Comedy also delivered hilarious laughs with the mostest host Matt Lieb, Ronn Vigh, Johan Miranda, Kevin Munroe, Steve Lee, Karinda Dobbins, and a smashing closing by Reggie Steele at Cafe Royale. You can catch Matt Lieb again opening for Gilbert Gottfried on Friday, February 7!

SF Sketchfest Day 6: Casts & Crews of Short Films Reunite For Festival Screening

Filmmakers David Fickas, Anna Seregina, Joey Izzo, Stacey Ransom, Jason Mitchell, Anita Driesberg, Sal Calanni, Mike Lemcke and Grant Lyon take audience questions, juggle microphones at “Say Hello to My Little Funny,” January 28 at Cobb’s Comedy Club

Filmmaker comedian Grant Lyon introduced Say Hello to My Little Funny, a diverse collection of short films made by comedians. After the screening, he was joined by members of the cast & crew of the films Lucifer’s Crewcut, Interview Date, Acting Out, Stepsister and The Old Flame. Before inviting the crowd to join them for drinks at Rogue, they treated the audience to a brief Q&A, kicked off by a question for Lucifer’s Crewcut: “How did you get Gwar and Maria Bamford to be in your film?” The answer: “Just believe, guys, and ask!” (The Procession directed by Robert Festinger, featuring Lily Tomlin and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Cheat directed by Joe Derosa starring Joe Derosa, Robert Kelly and Bill Burr were also screened).